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NPD Technologist

Pro-Pak Foods
Malton, North Yorkshire
Salary up to £30,000
Closing date
28 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Quality Assurance, Technical
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

NPD Technologist – Malton, North Yorkshire

Pro-Pak Foods is a major supplier of delicious ready meals to many of the UK’s leading supermarkets and convenience stores. Our chefs work with our customers and have created a menu of more than 200 quality meals.

To support further growth, we have a unique opportunity to join our New Product Development (NPD) team as an NPD Technologist.

As an NPD Technologist at Pro-Pak Foods, you will gain a wide range of experience, so we’re searching for someone with a can-do attitude and factory experience.

The role will include:

  • Involvement in recipe development, product sign off and product scale up
  • Using internal recipe management systems to create recipes in line with customer briefs
  • Working closely with the NPD team to ensure strict deadlines are adhered to prior to launch
  • Ensuring customer samples and paperwork are delivered on time
  • Preparing customer presentations and attending meetings
  • Using market research to monitor market developments
  • Responsible for both individual projects and supporting the team’s projects
  • Focusing on both existing product development and all stages of new product development
  • Supporting the NPD Chef and the NPD Manager in customer presentations
  • Work with and alongside multiple departments to ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget.

Benefits of joining Pro-Pak Foods:

  • Responsibility and the opportunity to make a positive impact in our NPD department
  • Above all, the chance to work in a team of motivated, creative and tenacious colleagues who are managing all aspects of a fast-moving business. 

Skills & Experience required:

  • The right candidate must have a degree within a food-related discipline
  • Have 2 years + experience within the industry
  • You will have an interest in New Product Development 
  • Retort experience would be advantageous but not essential
  • Experience working with sauces, soups and Ready Meal categories would also be advantageous
  • You will be solutions driven with the ability to make recommendations for improvement
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Excel essential)
  • Interpersonal and team working skills
  • Self-motivation and good organisational skills
  • Confident and can work on your own initiative
  • A good sense of humour, a flexible approach and the desire to work in a fun but extremely challenging environment.

What we can offer you:

  • Salary up to £30,000
  • 33 days holiday, including bank holidays
  • Core hours Monday – Friday (8am-5pm)
  • Access to GroceryAid, which provides emotional, practical and financial support
  • Benefits and recognition hub – including amazing colleague discounts.

Thank you for considering Pro-Pak Foods. 


Pro-Pak Foods is a major supplier of delicious ready meals to many of the UK’s leading supermarkets and convenience stores. Our company, based in Malton, North Yorkshire, has built an excellent reputation over the last 25 years. Today, our chefs, working in partnership with our customers, have created a menu of more than 200 quality meals

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